Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe (KCME) has reduced emissions by 88% in its latest demolition and recycling vehicle.
Equipped with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, the environmentally friendly SK140SRD’s engine reduces NOx emissions by 88% compared with previous models.
An integrated noise and dust reduction cooling (iNDr) system included on the machine helps to reduce noise while also eliminating dust and keeps the engine at optimum temperature to ensure peak operating performance is maintained and downtime is minimized.
KCME product marketing manager Peter Stuijt said, “Since launching our first dismantling model 40 years ago, we have sold more than 1,200 machines as a result of constantly developing new equipment that meets the needs of our customers. While the exterior of the machines may look similar, the SK140SRD incorporates significant technological innovations, including a specialized frame and iNDr technology.
“In turn, these innovations help to improve durability, reliability, workability and safety. Kobelco demolition and recycling machines demonstrate excellent lifetime cost performance that becomes more evident the longer a machine is used and this next-generation automotive dismantling machine represents the best Kobelco has to offer.”
A typical passenger car is made up of around 65% steel and iron as well as copper fibers, glass and plastics, meaning that at least 95% of the car’s total weight can be recycled or reused.
Kobelco’s new vehicle has been specifically designed to strip a vehicle of these reusable parts safely and can deliver up to four times the vehicle dismantling capability when compared with hand dismantling for increased productivity and reduced labor costs.
The machine’s hydraulic clamp arms hold a vehicle’s body securely in multiple positions to provide maximum access for complete dismantling. Its teeth can be used to separate transmissions from engine blocks, the puller can remove circuit boards and the anchor can bend long objects easily.
The machine’s heavy-duty nibbler provides maximum gripping, holding, twisting, breaking and pulling power while it is also nimble enough to perform delicate and precise separation of parts.
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